unobstinate

obstinate

[ob-stuh-nit]
adjective
1.
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
2.
characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs.
3.
not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds.
4.
not yielding readily to treatment, as a disease.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin obstinātus (past participle of obstināre to set one's mind on, be determined), equivalent to ob- ob- + -stin-, combining form of stan- (derivative of stāre to stand) + -ātus -ate1

obstinately, adverb
obstinateness, noun
superobstinate, adjective
superobstinately, adverb
superobstinateness, noun
unobstinate, adjective
unobstinately, adverb


1. mulish, obdurate, unyielding, unbending, intractable, perverse, inflexible, refractory, pertinacious. See stubborn.


1. submissive, tractable.
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obstinate (ˈɒbstɪnɪt)
 
adj
1.  adhering fixedly to a particular opinion, attitude, course of action, etc
2.  self-willed or headstrong
3.  difficult to subdue or alleviate; persistent: an obstinate fever
 
[C14: from Latin obstinātus, past participle of obstināre to persist in, from ob- (intensive) + stin-, variant of stare to stand]
 
'obstinately
 
adv

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obstinate
mid-14c., from L. obstinatus "resolute, inflexible, stubborn," pp. of obstinare "persist, stand stubbornly, set one's mind on," from ob "by" + stinare, related to stare "stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
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obstinate ob·sti·nate (ŏb'stə-nĭt)
adj.

  1. Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action.

  2. Difficult to alleviate or cure.


ob'sti·nate·ness n.
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